The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Nottinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East Midlands / Nottinghamshire
Rank 40 50 42
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 0.78% 0.66% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.00% 4.05% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £300 £323 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £316 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.76% -6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +184.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Nottinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Nottinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
60 74 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 15.67% 16.23% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 40 36
Median daily rate £380 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £219 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £630 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Median hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.88 £10.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.20 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +100.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Nottinghamshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Nottinghamshire region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Nottinghamshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Energy Management
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Pega
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Process Management
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (20.00%) SAP BW
4 1 (20.00%) Rational Robot
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) SAP BW
1 1 (20.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (20.00%) Rational Robot
2 1 (20.00%) Robot Framework
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Junior
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Data Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Energy Management
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Process Management
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) R
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Pega
2 1 (20.00%) SAP